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The US-India Cleantech Opportunity Global Workshop

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The US-India Cleantech Opportunity – Global Workshop

JUNE 26, 2015

9:30-12:00 PM
411 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Lunch to Follow

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to building a clean energy future for India. India’s solar and wind programs have already catalyzed remarkable growth. In just four years, India’s solar market has grown more than a hundredfold, exceeding 3 GW of installed solar energy. With 250 GW of total installed energy currently and a need for much more power, scaling up solar and wind energy projects is a win-win strategy.

Water scarcity is a major issue in India. The nation’s population is expected to swell to 1.6B by 2050. The Modi government has committed to making water security a national priority. This new emphasis will also present the need for massive investments in infrastructure which will present tremendous business opportunities as well.

A panel of experts will discuss the business opportunities that these large scale initiatives present at “The U.S.-India Cleantech Opportunity Workshop.”

Discussion Includes:

• The transformation of the Indian power sector

• India’s push to promote renewable energy

• Water infrastructure investments

• How government policy drives innovation and project development

• Opportunities for international collaboration

• An exploration of “Digital India”

Speakers Include:

Rajit Gadh
Professor
UCLA, School of Engineering
Executive Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)

Sanjeev Thakkar
VP Business Development
TEKPEA, Inc.

Sumit Bhatnagar
CEO
GreenBrilliance

Harina Kapoor
Founder
AIKYUM, Inc.

Ria Banerjee
CEO
We Think Global, Inc.

Brinda Gandhi
Attorney
Chugh Firm, LLP

Parking Information
Free parking in lot behind LACI, first come first serve basis. If lot is full, street parking is available on 5th, Colyton, Hewitt St.

Contact Info
Ria Banerjee
ria.banerjee@wethinkglobal.com

GloSho Returns

GloSho’14, the 2nd annual cleantech Global Showcase, brings international leaders back to the heart of LA on October 6-7 to do business.

Information, speakers, video and tickets for GloSho’14 can be found at http://glosho.la

The landmark Los Angeles Theater Center will host GloSho’14, amid beautiful theaters where the sessions will take place and a grand atrium lobby that will serve as our exhibition hall and networking area. It is centrally located close to some of the best hotels, restaurants, museums, and nightspots in LA.

Held in one of the largest green economies in the world, GloSho’14 is an event to meet inspiring international leaders, hear informative presentations on world markets, meet the policy makers who are shaping global strategy, and learn about the latest breakthrough technologies in energy, water, infrastructure, mobility, and more.

Please email glosho@laincubator.org to reserve a sponsorship position or to propose a speaker sooner rather than later, as venue space and program time is limited.

We look forward to hosting the most passionate Cleantech movers and shakers from around the world here in Los Angeles come October.

Learn more at http://glosho.la

GloSho Returns on October 6-7 in LA

GloSho’14, the 2nd annual cleantech Global Showcase, brings international leaders back to the heart of LA on October 6-7 to do business.

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Information, speakers, video and tickets for GloSho’14 can be found at http://glosho.la

The landmark Los Angeles Theater Center will host GloSho’14, amid beautiful theaters where the sessions will take place and a grand atrium lobby that will serve as our exhibition hall and networking area. It is centrally located close to some of the best hotels, restaurants, museums, and nightspots in LA.

Held in one of the largest green economies in the world, GloSho’14 is an event to meet inspiring international leaders, hear informative presentations on world markets, meet the policy makers who are shaping global strategy, and learn about the latest breakthrough technologies in energy, water, infrastructure, mobility, and more.

Please email glosho@laincubator.org to reserve a sponsorship position or to propose a speaker sooner rather than later, as venue space and program time is limited.

We look forward to hosting the most passionate Cleantech movers and shakers from around the world here in Los Angeles come October.

Learn more at http://glosho.la

LA Cleantech on Stage: Chase and SCE Host Global Forum November 4-5

On November 4-5, 2013 in Downtown LA, the inaugural Cleantech LA Global Showcase will bring together leaders from Industry, Government, Finance and Academia with some of the region’s leading clean technology startups in an effort to drive innovation, investment and business.

JPMorgan Chase is the presenting sponsor for this important event that features over 70 presenters from 15 global markets and over 20 presenting companies, many of which are LACI Portfolio Companies.

“In addition to being one of the top start-up friendly cities in the world, LA is also one of the most environmentally conscious,” said Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles. Our support of important initiatives like Cleantech LA, that grow green jobs and support innovative solutions to climate change, are at the forefront of creating a clean energy economy.”

Additional support for the event comes from Southern California Edison and California State University Northridge, as well as a host of other organizations, that enable discussion about three main topics:

  1. How can you take your cleantech-venture global?
  2. What are the new models for financing cleantech companies?
  3. How is Los Angeles leading the way?

Here’s what some participants have to say:

“At JPMorgan Chase, we know that supporting a more environmentally sustainable global economy is a challenge with real implications for every sector of modern society, including financial services,” said Robert Lagace, market manager for Chase Middle Market and Commercial Banking. “That’s why we are employing our knowledge and capital to help clients, customers and the communities we serve to respond to the environmental sustainability challenge. We’re also helping our clients take advantage of the business opportunities created by the transition to a more sustainable global economy.”

“New models that give capital markets renewed confidence to invest in cleantech sectors are emerging, and gaining traction,” said Jim McDermott, Managing Partner of US Renewables Group. “This Global Showcase will be a great opportunity to share ideas and examples of what is working and where the market is moving across the globe.”

“The CLA Global Showcase provides a rare forum for countries and companies from around the world to present and discuss their respective markets, capabilities and ambitions in the clean/green tech arenas. The positive reaction of the international business and diplomatic community to the Showcase underscores not only the value of the event, but also the role of Los Angeles as a leader in supporting and fostering the growth of clean/green tech industries worldwide”, said David Nahai, President of David Nahai Consulting Services, Partner at Lewis Brisbois, and former General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Cleantech LA Global Showcase 2013

A conference that brings the cleantech world to Los Angeles to do business

November 4-5, 2013

at the Ritz Carlton/JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles

Cleantech Los Angeles (CLA) fosters clean and sustainable technology innovation and adoption in the greater LA region.  An important component of this work includes the promotion of international cooperation and trade. CLA, together with the City of Los Angeles, is producing the inaugural Cleantech LA Global Showcase, to facilitate international green business collaboration.

This two-day conference will cover market dynamics, best practices for conducting international trade, presentations from US and international cleantech companies, and global networking and workshop opportunities.

Who Should Attend

This conference is for organizations and individuals interested in doing business in international markets and learning how to penetrate US markets, including: entrepreneurs, scientists / researchers, investors / capital markets, policy makers, companies, infrastructure players, and government at all levels.


cla-showcase-register

 

Nancy Sutley, Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality, Visits LACI

Today, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley visited LACI for the second time in a year. Chair Sutley and a key group that included Romel Pascual (Los Angeles Mayor’s Office), Sean Arian (Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce), Kelli Bernard (LA Department of Water and Power), Tom Soto (Craton Equity Partners), Mike Swords (UCLA, Cleantech LA), Ian Gardner (Oracle Capital), David Abel (VerdExchange), Tom Martinez (IBEW 11), Jonathan Parfrey (LA Department of Water and Power) and other stakeholders of the Los Angeles cleantech ecosystem discussed the progress that clean technologies have made in the past year and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Over sandwiches, the group of 30 stakeholders held a wide ranging discussion on national, regional and local cleantech policy.  LACI Executive Director Fred Walti noted that Chair Sutley was the very first VIP visitor to LACI before its official opening July 2011. Now, one short year later, LACI has nine excellent portfolio companies, over 40 expert advisors and mentors, relationships with all of the area’s research universities, and its future home, the 60,000 sf La Kretz Innovation Campus, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013.

Forrest Beanum (Coda), Neal Anderson (LACI), Tom Martinez (IBEW 11), Warren Lee (EOS Consulting), Mark Sogomian (EY), Adam Levoy Garcia (Craton Equity), Fred Walti (LACI), Sean Arian (LA Chamber), Robert Rutherford (Hive Lighting), Nancy Sutley (White House CEQ), Phil Roberts (CalBattery), Romel Pasqual (LA Mayor’s Office), Charles Aldave (LACI), Tamara Gishri (CCSE), Mike Swords (UCLA, CTLA), Shira Miller (White House CEQ), Brad Weirick (Gibson Dunn)

Forrest Beanum demonstrates Coda’s vehicle to Nancy Sutley and Fred Walti

Fred Walti, Tom Soto, Romel Pasqual and Tom Martinez

Nancy Sutley shares insights with the group

Discussion

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David Bloom Gives a Great Primer on PR and Social Media

LACI Advisor David Bloom has been helping organizations with PR and social media for a long time, and he’s really good at it.  In fact, he just gave what we think is the best primer we’ve seen to LACI Portfolio Company executives and community members in the latest C-Level Series, “Telling Your Company’s Stories.”

David Bloom covers the essentials about what cleantech startups need to know about PR and Social Media

 

David was kind enough to share his presentation via SlideShare (below).  And, if you like a good diversion, you might like to know David is a big fan of street art and has been documenting some great stuff in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles and beyond.

Ok, back to the slide show 🙂

 

 

LACI Summer Showcase (video from Future360)

Future360 heads to downtown Los Angeles to the LA Cleantech Incubator’s Summer Showcase, which brings together investors, mentors and advisors for a chance to hear from the incubator’s portfolio companies.

Experts Show Us How to Do Business with LA County

Did you know that with a $24.2 billion budget, if it were a nation Los Angeles County would have the 19th largest economy in the world?  Staggering, right?

Gerry Plummer captures the imagination of the crowd…

As part of the LACI C-Level Series, two fine folks that help manage purchasing for LA County came to show Portfolio Companies and the LACI community how to do business with them.  Gerry Plummer (Purchasing Division Manager) and Deb Cabriera-Johnson (Program Director for the Office of Small Business) covered a wide range of topics that demystified the process and made it easy for businesses to understand how to dive in.

Some other knee-bending stats about LA County:

  • Largest County in the nation
  • Over 10 million residents
  • ~ 100,000 employees
  • 39 buying departments
  • Over $5 billion spent annually on goods, supplies, and services

Many thanks to Deb and Gerry for making the time to come help the LACI community, and for continuing to be so available!